Anybody amuses me for once. A new acquaintance is like a new book. I prefer it, even if bad, to a classic.
We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.
Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.
A good friend will always stab you in the front.
Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it, a slight physical antipathy most probably helps.
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
If you have a candle, the light won't glow any dimmer if I light yours off of mine.
As in the case of wines that improve with age, the oldest friendships ought to be the most delightful.
Two possibilities exist: either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying.
Books like friends, should be few and well-chosen.
If there ever comes a day when we can't be together, keep me in your heart. I'll stay there forever.
As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
People won't have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
Children make your life important.
Friendship is nothing else than an accord in all things, human and divine, conjoined with mutual goodwill and affection.
Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
The majority of people permit relatives, friends, and the public at large to so influence them that they cannot live their own lives, because they fear criticism.